Generic Name: TRAMADOL EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL Pronounced: (TRAH-muh-dall) Tramadol Oral Uses
This medication is used to help relieve moderate to
moderately severe pain. Tramadol is similar to narcotic analgesics. It works in
the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
How To Use Tramadol Oral
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor,
usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief. You may take this drug
with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with
food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such
as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response
to treatment. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you
to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow
your doctor's instructions carefully. The maximum rec...
You have the right to effective pain management. In fact, two years ago, the International Pain Summit in Montréal declared that it is a human right for all people to have access to pain management. In reality, many do not.
The Myths of Addiction and Pain Management
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